Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. New England Cornmeal mush.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An article of food consisting of coarse ground maize, or a porridge made from it.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An article of food consisting of maize broken or bruised, which is cooked by boiling, and usually eaten with milk; coarse hominy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Indian corn coarsely ground or broken by pounding; a kind of hominy; also, a porridge made of it.

Etymologies

Narragansett nasàump.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Massachusett nasamp, nasaump ("softened with water"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • From this the English call their samp, which is the Indian corn beaten and boiled and eaten hot or cold with milk and butter, and is a diet exceedingly wholesome for English bodies. "

    Home Life in Colonial Days

  • Some are still in existence and known as samp-mills.

    Home Life in Colonial Days

  • When I heard their chant was calling for ‘eye of Newt Gingrich’ and a ‘samp of vamp,’ I got the hell out.

    Silver Zombie

  • I think...am now wondering if I need to try a different samp in order to make sure mine hasn't "gone off," or is simply doctored it was purchased online, or if the effect is simply my own olfactory system.

    One viscous, one vibrant

  • We sang with kids, kids sang to us, we prayed, we watched Rejoice get down in some jump rope, and we got to eat two meals, including samp and beans.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • All the mealie kernels he's pushing through are going to become samp sort of like hominy , the bag directly underneath him is catching all the kernels, the bag to the left and in front is to catch all the chaff.

    It's (maybe) Really Time for the Hot Chocolate!

  • The first 30 people to visit them on Sunday Sniffa NYC get a 5ml samp free...

    Le Labo Oud 27: Perfume Review

  • It is served with samp (boiled corn) or rice and salads (usually butternut and beet root).

    The White Wedding

  • In the year to January, the price of milk has gone up by 32%, brown bread 19%, mealie meal 22%, samp 23%, rice 24% and breakfast oats 27%.

    ANC Today

  • The roll-on applicator, even on the manufacturer's samp, kind of makes sense.

    Caron Pour un Homme

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  • (n): hulled Indian corn, or coarse hominy; a gruel or porridge made of this.

    January 6, 2009